Northeast Times

 Articles by John Loftus

TD Bank buys NE Community Center

The Northeast Community Center on Holme Avenue was auctioned at sheriff’s sale on Nov. 13 to TD Bank, which held the center’s $1.1 million mortgage.


Bustleton mulls dental lab

Despite the opposition of members of the Greater Bustleton Civic League last to a proposal to house a dental laboratory in a Haldeman Avenue residence, the city’s Zoning Board of Adjustment gave a temporary OK to the plan.


PGW ordered to pay $500,000 in explosion settlement

The Philadelphia Gas Works will pay a $500,000 penalty to settle a 334-count state complaint stemming from a 2011 fatal explosion in Tacony.


At last, a new start for Ben Rush Park

For 35 years, there’s been plenty of talk about developing Benjamin Rush State Park at the Boulevard and Southampton Road, but not a lot of action.


Angels as Goodfellas? Ask ‘Boss Ralphie’

Story ideas can come to writers in surprising ways.


Rush State Park to get improvements

Something’s finally going to happen at Benjamin Rush State Park at Southampton Road and Roosevelt Boulevard.



NE Center heads to auction

The Northeast Community Center on Holme Avenue was scheduled for a sheriff’s sale on Tuesday, according to its executive director, Stan Cohen.


Former operator of T&T bar in Frankford sentenced to prison

Shamus Armsted of West Philadelphia formerly ran the old T&T bar at Margaret and Hawthorne streets. He was convicted in June of aggravated assault and reckless endangerment in connection with the shooting of two people who were protesting outside his bar. Armsted was sentenced Wednesday to seven to 20 years in prison.


Biking and hiking paths to be built at Rush State Park

The 275-acre park in Northeast Philadelphia has been largely undeveloped for decades. A ground-breaking ceremony will be held Nov. 19 for the improvements.